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June 20, 2020

It's Summer! Time for the Beach Reads

by Donna Huber

Today is officially the first day of summer. You may be skipping the trip to the beach, pool, or lake this summer, but it doesn't mean you have to skip the beach reads. Find a cozy spot in your yard or on your porch and relax for a few hours with one of these books.

June 19, 2020

5 Tips for Authors to Promote during COVID-19

COVID-19 is going to be with us for a while and it might get worse before it gets better. How is an author suppose to promote their work during these uncertain times? PR by the Book offers 5 tips to help you get the word out about your book.

June 18, 2020

Cracking the Bookstagram Code

by Donna Huber

Instagram is probably my favorite social media platform. It's filled with pretty pictures and very little negativity. But it is also the social media platform that has me most stumped as to leverage it to promote books and reading. I just can't seem to crack the bookstagram code.

June 17, 2020

Master Class by Christina Dalcher ~ a Review

by Susan Roberts

"You know the old story about boiling the frog.  If you put the frog in a pot of boiling water, he'll jump out. ... If, on the other hand, you put the frog in a pot of cold water and turn the heat one degree at a time, well, before long you'll have a boiled frog and he'll never know what's coming....Our parents saw the frog boil in Germany,  One degree at a time. " (p 75)

June 16, 2020

The Girl from Widow Hills by Megan Miranda ~ a Review

by Donna Huber

The box sat at the foot of the porch steps, in a small clearing of direct where grass still refused to grow. Cardboard sides left exposed to the elements, my full name written in black marker, the edge of my address just starting to bleed. It fit on my hip, like a child. (p. 3)

June 15, 2020

The Talking Drum by Lisa Braxton ~ a Review

by MK French

In 1971 Bellport, Massachusetts, an urban development project is put together to transform the dying downtown area. Many people decide to step away from stressful jobs to try opening shops in this new downtown. Petite Africa is a tightknit and lively neighborhood across the river, and it starts to go up in flames. Residents are at odds over the arsonists, the upcoming demolition date, gentrification of the neighborhoods, and the feeling that politics are reaching too far into their lives.

Tangled in Ivy by Ashley Farley ~ a Review

by Susan Roberts

"I've devoted the last three months to taking care of my father.  How do I move on from here?... Do I return to my job at the art gallery?  Move back into my studio apartment above said gallery? (loc 93)

June 14, 2020

Burning Justice by Marti Green ~ a Review

by Donna Huber

I loved the thrilling rollercoaster ride of The Good Twin so when I was offered Marti Green's newest novel Burning Justice I had to say yes. And I'm so glad I did.